Some believe the day of the studio musician is over. Not so, by any means. We’re just hiding in the comfort of our own home studios. These days, we are most likely our own contractors, arrangers, engineers, producers and -- oh yeah -- musicians.
The dynamics and emotions of the Jimi Hendrix live guitar sound were partly galvanized and baptized through the fires and events of social unrest. Although we’ve all seen the "Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock over and over, unless you were around at that time, it can be difficult to grasp and feel the levels of impact and significance it represented.
If you're expecting a typical instructional column from me, then prepare yourself for a shock. Since very little about being in a band actually involves playing the guitar, I therefore thought it was time for a columnist to address some real-world band issues rather than the usual "what Mixolydian mode goes over which chord best."
After repeatedly coming across Top 10 lists of "Hot Female Guitar Players,” I thought it only fitting that I turn the tables. So the following has nothing to do with chops, style, technique or anything guitar-related. It's just a highly opinionated list (with a photo gallery, of course) of hot-looking guys who, oh yeah, also play guitar.
In the near-ish future, we'll be doing a feature on the storied guitar shops of New York City -- the sort of places that should always figure highly on every visiting guitarist's Big Apple must-see list. In the meantime, however, here's a quick look at the guitars made by Cobra Guitars in NYC.
No matter how long you’ve been playing guitar, one thing never changes: the desire to acquire the perfect tone.
It's a constant, never-ending quest. There’s always a new pedal, amp, pickup, speaker, tube, set of strings, pick or some other new development that promises to deliver the sound of angels singing as we strike our guitar strings.